Have an extra sweet potato or two?
Why not make some of these yummy, melt in your mouth biscuits?
Three words for y'all....oh. my. goodness. These are so good that everyone in my family loved them!
You can't go wrong with this recipe. You really can't.
You start with your dry ingredients.....
.....minus the butter...
.....mix it all in a bowl....
be prepared to smell the aroma of fall....
....chop, chop, chop your butter..
....and along with the shortening...dump it in with your dry ingredients.
Take a fork and mash, mash, mash until it is the consistency of cornmeal. Sorry, no pictures for this step.
Then, take your 1 cup of sweet potato and your buttermilk and mix it in the bowl. No pictures for this either.
On a lightly floured surface, take dough out of the bowl and knead it a few times. Roll out dough and with a biscuit cutter, cut into 1/2 inch circles. Place on an ungreased baking tin.
Bake for a good 12-15 minutes.
Serve with your favorite meal or eat them with some apple spice butter.
Yes. It's that easy. Your tummy will thank you for it.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
(makes 15-18 biscuits)
2 cups self rising flour
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 cup butter
3 tbsp. shortening (we used Crisco Buttered flavor)
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes
6 tbsp. buttermilk
2 tbsp. melted butter
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, and allspice in a bowl.
3. Cut in the 1/4 cup butter and 3 tbsp. shortening with a fork until mixture is crumbly.
4. Mix in the sweet potatoes and buttermilk.
5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead a few times.
6. Roll out dough and with a biscuit cutter, cut into 1/2 inch circles.
7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
8. Brush tops of biscuits with the 2 tbsp. of melted butter.
Recipe Source: About.com: Southern Food